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Follow-Up: Health Department Funding Cuts

Dear Editor:

I wanted to follow up with you about the story the North Missourian published [found HERE] about the funding cuts we received at the Daviess County Health Department. That funding was restored due to the Ebola scare.

The Governor met with Department of Health and Senior Services and representatives of local public health from around the state. I am not sure how long this will remain intact.

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Winston R-6 Opposes Amendment 3

Winston R-6 School District’s Board of Education has passed a resolution to officially oppose Amendment 3 on the November 2014 ballot.

“Amendment 3 will take away local control of our schools, and we are fundamentally opposed to that. The fact is Amendment 3 would implement unfunded, state-mandated standardized tests that could cost upwards of $1 billion, which school districts and taxpayers would be forced to pay. Additionally, Amendment 3 would

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Letter to the Editor: Amendment 3

Dear Editor:

In reference to last week’s article in this newspaper, submitted by State Senator Brad Lager, in regard to the voting initiative on Missouri Constitution Amendment 6: In the article, Mr. Lager seems to endorse the measure but then offers a subtle disclaimer by encouraging voters to become educated on this important issue. I’ll shout a big “Amen” to that advice. Has anyone looked closely at the language of

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Capital Report: When 60% is Considered High

by State Sen. Brad Lager

As American citizens, we have both the privilege and the responsibility of being active participants in our democratic process. Our founding fathers escaped an oppressive government and made great sacrifices in order to establish the greatest system of self-governance. Millions more immigrated here as the United States became the shining star of democracy and a symbol of freedom around the world.

Unfortunately, over that last

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Silver Haired Legislature Votes on Top Five

Silver Hair Legislature attendees from Northwest Missouri District: Kathy Roach, Rea; John Murphy, Maysville; Troy Lesan, Gallatin; Sharon Murphy, Maysville; Shirley Leakey, Gallatin; Betty Stroud, Milan.

 

Last week, the annual Silver Hair Legislature convened in Jefferson City at the State Capitol Building. The purpose of this legislative body is to meet for three days, listen to various speakers and then vote as a group on the five most important

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Northern MO Disaster Declaration Requested

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has requested a federal disaster declaration for 20 northern Missouri counties, due to road and infrastructure damage from flooding and straight line winds Sept. 9-10. The request is for federal public assistance for Grundy, Mercer, Livingston, Putnam, Sullivan, Linn, Harrison, and Daviess Counties in the Green Hills area, as well as Adair, Macon, Gentry, Worth, and Nodaway, Andrew, Atchison, Holt, Knox, Lewis, Ralls, and Shelby. Public

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Election Day Approaches

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4. Absentee ballot applications are already being accepted and may be submitted through Oct. 29 by mail or in-person by 5 p.m. Nov. 3. Missouri voters are required to present a valid ID. Polling places in Daviess County on Election Day are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. A list of these locations will be published in next week’s edition. Samples of ballots to

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Capital Report: Constitutional Amendment 2

Prosecuting Child Sex Offenders

by State Sen. Brad Lager

There is perhaps no crime more revolting or reprehensible than the sexual abuse of a child. In a civilized society, no child should have to endure that type of abuse nor shall we as a society accept it. Throughout my time in office, I have worked to ensure that our legal system adequately punishes these perpetrators.

Currently, Missouri’s legal system restricts

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Great Northwest Day Showcases Local Attributes

In communities and counties throughout northwest Missouri, preparations for the 2014 Great Northwest Day at the Capitol are in full swing, according to local coordinator Denise Felderman, Jamesport.

County coordinators for each of the 18 counties that comprise the northwest Missouri region are working with local citizens, councils, commissions and chambers to gather important legislative priorities. Once assembled, priorities will be narrowed down to the top three or four for

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